We would not be able to provide the services we do without our invaluable team of volunteers.
Meet Samantha Davis – Family and Bereavement Services Volunteer
I have been volunteering with Hospice at Home West Cumbria since October 2017
When I was made redundant last year I decided it was time for me to take stock and think about what I wanted to achieve. As voluntary work had always been on my list of things I wanted to do, I decided it was the ideal time to take a sabbatical and start volunteering.
Having previously done a moonlight walk for to raise money for Hospice at Home West Cumbria, I decided this would be a good place to look at volunteering.
I came in to to see the volunteer coordinator, undecided which area would be the best fit for me. After a chat about my background and experience we agreed the Family and Bereavement Support (FABS) team might be right for me, so I applied, was interviewed and was delighted to be accepted onto the training course.
When the challenging four month training started it was a little scary but very rewarding. The six trainees were led by inspirational staff. I found myself with some truly inspirational, caring, open and positive people and I immediately felt at home, it felt like family.
The best thing about volunteering with Hospice at Home West Cumbria is being able to give something back to my local community.
What would you tell someone thinking about volunteering with us?
“Try it. Unless you give it a go you will never know what you can achieve. To be able to make a difference to someone, for me is a feeling worth more than words can say.”